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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 88 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BLOUSE, a word (taken from the French) used for any loosely fitting bodice belted at the waist. In France it meant originally the loose upper garment of linen or cotton, generally blue, worn by French workmen to preserve their clothing, and, by transference, the workman himself.
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WILLIAM BLOUNT (1749-1800)
JOHN BLOW (1648-1708)

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